Learn more about the innovative technologies we use, and the wonderful procedures we offer. The following informative patient educational videos will help you gather more knowledge on excellent dermatological care that can be accomplished. For further information, or to schedule an appointment, please call us at (972) 362-9567.
“My story, I’m a former tomboy who grew up to be a model. Everyone has a story and everyone should feel free to reveal their story. I want to tell mine without having to worry about my frown lines. So I talked to my doctor about Dysport”.
Dysport is a prescription injection for temporary improvement in the look of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows called glabella lines in adults under the age of 65 years.
“Frown lines are just not me”.
Dysport may cause serious side effects can be life threatening like sever problems in swallowing and breathing. If you already have these problems before receiving Dysport, you are at the highest risk of complications that maybe fatal. Don’t have Dysport treatment if you are allergic to Dysport or any of its ingredients, any other bortulinum toxin product, cow’s milk, protein or has a skin infection at the injection site.
“My doctor and I talked and we decided that Dysport was right for me”. Tell your doctor about your medical conditions including a disease that affects muscles and nerves, like Lou Gehrig’s disease, myasthenia gravis or Lambert Eaton syndrome. Any side effect from any bortulinum toxin product in the past, a breathing problem like asthma or emfyseema, weakness of your forehead muscles like trouble raising your eyebrows, drooping eyelids or any changes in the way your face looks. Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take, if you are pregnant, planning to get pregnant or breastfeeding. The dose of Dysport is not the same as any other bortulinum toxin product. Within hours to weeks after treatment Dysport may cause loss of strength or general muscle weakness, blurred vision or dropping eyelids. If any one of these happen don’t drive, operate machinery or do other dangerous activities. Ask your doctor about Dysport, typically your doctor would first exam your muscles that cause frown lines. Dysport will then be injected to five sites above and between the eyebrows. Treatment usually takes 10 to 20 minutes.
How does Dysport work? Overtime the muscles above and between the eyebrows repeatedly contract and tighten causing wrinkles. Dysport blocks the nerve signal that causes these muscles to contract. This reduces the muscle activity in the treated area. ultimately giving your skin a smoother appearance than before.
“I didn’t want to change my looks, just my frown lines. Now my eyes tell my story not the lines between them.”
What about your story, you are here today. Why not talk to your doctor about Dysport right now. For special offers and more information visit dysportusa.com .
Skin Care step number one Cleanse every morning and evening with a cleanser meant for your skin type, chosen by one of our skin care consultants.
Skin Care step two. Gentle exfoliation is very helpful to the skin to help it repair itself. We recommend that Clarisonic skin care system and Microdermabrasion treatments.
Step number 3. Moisturize damp skin. Even oily skin can be safely moisturized with a non-oily anti-aging moisturizer.
Skin care step number 4. Apply sunscreen daily. Sun damage is the number one cause of wrinkles. A non chemical medical grade, physical sunscreen best for all skin types and safe for babies, delicate and oily skin can be chosen for you by one of our consultants. We offer multiple medical grade skin care products to treat all types of skin conditions. Talk to our team about which one is right for you.
Sclerotherapy is one of the oldest yet one of the most effective treatment for varicose veins. It this procedure a very fine needle is used to inject a solution directly into the veins.
The new, very effective ASCLERA vein solution is available to you.
The solution causes the walls of the blood vessels to stick together and dissolve and eventually fading away. As you can see in this treatment of spider veins. For extra stubborn veins on the legs and face, there are lasers that can be used to erase the veins.
Right now there’s some hair hope for the 35million and 21 million women dealing with hair loss. Many will spend money on shampoos, pills, lotions, potions, all in the hopes of holding onto there hair but the newest approach in laser therapy is a simple thing, it’s just wearing a hat. Lowe level laser light therapy has been around for years. Back in the 1960 ‘s researchers made an interesting discovery while investigating photo medicine for wound healing.
“There were some excellent studies done by Andre Mester back in on that time, in the 1960s that showed that low level laser therapy improve not only wound healing but also hair growth on the back of rats”. Decades later low level laser therapy is out of the lab and into the hands of hair loss patients. The latest advancement is a gadget called the laser cap. “ The laser cap is the simplest, easiest laser therapy device on the planet”.
A bendable circuit board fits inside any hat that can be worn just about anywhere. “So you can be outside watering the lawn, walking the dog, inside doing your emails in the Internet, be driving in your car and getting your hair growth treatment”.
Hair loss specialist Dr. Alan Balman says laser cap is less time consuming than in office treatment and is easier to use than previous hand held laser devices, which mean patients are more compliant. “ We are seeing the changes on the photography and the patients are doing very well with the treatments.
Willie Carnise started using the cap to support hair growth after undergoing a transplant. “I can see bits and pieces of it, I can see where hair wasn’t before but other people who have seen me in the past, say there’s a tremendous difference, I’m pretty happy about it”.
When Marsha Shildhorn noticed hair loss in the front of her head, she turned to the hair cap as an alternative to surgery. “the entire front of my hair regrew so, we have picture of before and after so, its hard to believe the difference, really amazing”.
Like any other hair loss treatment, the hair cap can’t work miracles Dr. Balan says if the follicles are no longer functioning and no amount of laser therapy will make new hair grow. However if you have functioning follicles, it may improve the quantity and the quality of your hair.
The laser cap will cost you 3000$, treatments with the laser hood would cost about 4000$ and at home hand held devices sell for between 300$-700$.
“I don’t have to go to the beauty shop like I used to, I did this myself so its giving a lot of body. I charge my laser in the mornings; I go in my bedroom, put my laser on. I’m glad it doesn’t make any noise and I watch my TV programmes for one hour and when I’m done, get up and take the laser off, put it in this little case and say good night. If I look young and feel young, then I’m young.”
– Laura 82
After I competed the treatments, I had a choice and I decided that I wanted to continue and the laser cap is presented to me. And I thought that, that would be the most convenient way to continue, since I can do that at home, in my own time, You can do it while watching television. Since it wont interfere with anything. I can do it every other day if I want to since I don’t have to work on my schedule to do that around and office schedule. And I don’t have to go out of the house to do it. Another benefit of using the laser cap is that my husband can use it. His hair is thinning and so that would be something that is convenient for him as well, we can share the cap. When I went to my hairdresser, she said what have you been doing to your hair. It looks so healthy, what have you been doing. And I know that she noticed and my husband noticed too. He said he could tell that I had fore hair and the same thing with the bangs. I really enjoy the way the cap is set up, its like a baseball cap that fits right over the top. When you put it on, it feels like you have a baseball cap on. When I use it most of the time, its when I wash my hair, usually in the morning. I put it on before I wash my hair. Usually at night, I use serum on my roots and then I put the cap on, then when I’m through I go wash my hair and my hair looks really good. Its very portable, you can plug it in every 3 or 4 nights and charge it up and this is all I carry. I have the cap on and I put this in my pocket and I can walk around. When I’m finish I put it in the carrying case and its safe. I can put it in the closet or drawer and take it out again. The nice thing about it is that, nobody can tell that I have anything under this cap. If somebody would come to the door and I wore it, they wouldn’t know”.
Connie (Retires Sales Professional) 68
Nearly 640,000 laser skin rejuvenation treatments were performed in the US last year.
Our lasers utilize a focused beam of high intensity light to stimulate the production of collagen and gently reduce the signs of aging and sun damage.
Laser treatments can tighten the skin, reduce fine wrinkles, improve acne scars, Decrease large pores, minimize redness and diminish unwanted hair.
With laser skin rejuvenation you’ll see improvement in skin texture and tone within days, wrinkle improvement continues for 3 months or more as collagen builds.
Here’s an example for laser skin resurfacing for brown spots, for fine lines and wrinkles and for acne scars.
A 28-year-old patient wrote, “I’ve always hated my acne scars. I did fraxel a few times and they have softened and I’m very happy with the results”.
Photorejuvenation is an intense pulsed light treatment. Photorejuvenation or IPLE treats brown spots, broken capillaries, rosacea and fine lines.
Patients often notice a profound improvement after just one treatment. Best results usually delivered in a series of treatments spaced four six weeks apart.
Here’s an example of IPL use to treat pigmentation, for photo damage and for rosacea.
A 62-year-old male patient writes, “I have rosacea and I like to play golf. I had big red veins on my nose. One laser treatment fixed it, thanks Dr. McConnell”.
A 52-year-old female patient notes, I didn’t bother treating rosacea when I was young and then it got to a point where I would not have my picture taken since I looked like I had red make-up on. Dr. McConnell did two laser treatment and now my skin looks great”. in, no mess and no more shaving.”
Chemical peel treatments exfoliate the skin, leaving you with a healthier, more youthful look. Chemical peels maybe used to treat age spots, fine lines, acne and sun damage. Here are typical before and after photos of a chemical peel.
A 40-year-old patient writes “ I had really stubborn brown spot on my face. We tried lasers, creams and all kinds of things. I can say that Dr. McConnell is very committed to fixing a problem and doesn’t give up on you. We finally tried a new facial peel and it worked. But if she tells you to wear sunscreen, you better do it!.”
DSA Dermatology has a wide variety of safe, easy, economical peels to address brown discolorations, excessive redness, and roughness of the skin. These peels include the Melanage peel, the Quelage Peel and the Gloss Peel.
Melanage Skin Brightening System is a superficial peel that is gentle and safe. It is extremely effective on a wide range of skin tones. This patient saw excellent results with one treatment. Here she is before and 34 days after treatment.
This patient’s skin tone was even significantly with a series of Melanage treatments.
The Quelage Skin Renewal System is the first safe peel for sensitive and redness prone skin.
Here’s a visia complexion analysis showing significant reduction in redness for this rosacea patient.
This patient saw these wonderful results within 30 days after treatment.
The new Gloss skin retexturizing system is an easy economical peel that is excellent at returning rough looking skin to its youthful glow.
Art can be awe-inspiring fascinating and thought-provoking art is all around us and in many different forms although the real beauty of art is that it can tell a story without saying a word, and like art those moderate to severe frown lines between the brows, can also say a lot about a person My frown lines made me appear Stern or disapproving people were saying that I looked angry or too serious, everyone has their own reason for speaking to their doctor about Botox Cosmetic, what’s yours? Whatever the reason you’re here to learn about the art of Botox Cosmetic, and what your doctor can do to touch up those moderate to severe frown lines between your brows, hi I’m Lisa Masters, and I’m here to talk to you about the one and only Botox Cosmetic a simple non-surgical physician and ministered treatment that can temporarily treat moderate to severe frown lines between the brows and people ages 18 to 65. Botox Cosmetic botulinum toxin type A is a true original, it’s by prescription only and it’s the only treatment of its kind approved by the Food and Drug Administration. We’ve created this video to help you understand more about Botox Cosmetic, what it is, how it works, and how it can visibly improve the appearance of moderate to severe frown lines between the brows. After viewing this program in reviewing the important safety information, talk with your doctor about Botox Cosmetic to see if it’s right for you. Only a licensed trained healthcare professional can administer Botox Cosmetic. Now let’s cover the questions that are on everyone’s mind. Botox botulinum toxin type A has been used therapeutically for over 16 years to treat a variety of medical conditions. It’s approved in more than 75 countries and remains the most studied botulinum toxin and one of the most widely researched medicines in the world. The same formulation but dosing specific to frown lines, was approved by the US Food and Drug Administration in 2002 as Botox Cosmetic. After Botox cosmetic injections, serious heart problems and serious allergic reactions have been reported rarely. If you think you’re having an allergic reaction or other unusual symptoms, such as difficulty swallowing, speaking or breathing, call your doctor immediately. Over time movement of brow muscles causes the skin crease. As skin becomes less elastic repeated frown and creates lines and wrinkles between the brows. Botox Cosmetic is a purified protein produced by the Clostridium botulinum bacterium, that relaxes the muscles by blocking nerve impulses. With a few tiny injections Botox Cosmetic blocks, the release of acetylcholine, the chemical that causes muscles to contract. With less movement, the facial muscles begin to relax and the lines begin to fade. You’ll still be able to frown, smile or look surprised but without the creases and wrinkles between your brows. I love the results. Results have been terrific. I think the frown lines look much less noticeable. This simple non-surgical procedure consists of a few tiny injections and can be performed right in your doctor’s office. No anesthetic is required. The first thing your doctor will determine are the places that need to be treated. Prior to being injected these areas may be numbed with a cold pack or anesthetic. These are the sites where you can expect to be injected with Botox Cosmetic. Using a very fine needle, a tiny injection will be made into each site. Localize pain infection, inflammation, tenderness, swelling redness, and or bleeding, bruising may be associated with the injection. since there’s no recovery time or downtime, you can even receive Botox cosmetic treatment on your lunch break, and within days, you’ll see a noticeable improvement in the appearance of the vertical lines between your brows. The most common side effects following injection include temporary eyelid droop, and nausea. Now let’s hear from some patients who’ve experienced Botox cosmetic treatment. The procedure was very easy it was just a few pinpricks. Was something that I could do and just be in and out of the doctor’s office in no time at all. Took about 10, 15 minutes and then I was off to dinner. Serious heart problems and serious allergic reactions have been reported rarely. If you think you’re having an allergic reaction or other unusual symptoms, such as difficulty swallowing, speaking, or breathing call your doctor immediately. The most common side effects following injection include temporary eyelid droop, and nausea. Localized pain, infection, inflammation, tenderness, swelling, redness, and or bleeding bruising, may be associated with the injection. Patients with certain neuromuscular disorders such as ALS, myasthenia gravis or lambert-eaton syndrome, may be at increased risk of serious side effects. Full prescribing information has been provided to your doctor. You can expect to see noticeable improvements in a matter of days. And you may continue to improve during the first week after treatment. Optimal results should be visible within 30 days. I saw an improvement of my frown lines, within a few days and it just kept getting better and better over the next couple of weeks. When I look in the mirror I like what I see now. With proper dosing of 20 units in the brow region, the positive effects of treatment can last up to four months. Ordinarily you will only need to repeat the treatment three or four times a year and treatment with Botox Cosmetic can be repeated, as long as you continue to respond. I schedule treatments every three to four months. So, I’m pretty diligent about it because I feel like it makes a difference. I wouldn’t think twice about doing it again. it was it was that simple. My friends notice the difference, but they couldn’t figure out why, and that’s the kind of look that I wanted something was very subtle. According to a recent survey, most patients were satisfied with the results of their Botox cosmetic treatment, and for four years now, Botox Cosmetic has been the most popular physician administered cosmetic procedure in the United States, surgical and non-surgical combined according to the American Society for aesthetic plastic surgery. Think about your reason for talking to your doctor about Botox cosmetic treatment and together you can decide whether it’s right for you. I’m satisfied with the results. I’d do it again. They were really positive comments and made me feel good. it’s very simple it’s a very quick procedure, and it does make a difference. Botox Cosmetic is important to me and I’m gonna continue to have the treatments. I’m glad we could share a few moments together today. We hope we’ve helped you get a feel for the art of Botox cosmetic and treating those moderate to severe frown lines between your brows. Thank you for your time, and please speak with your doctor, if you have any additional questions. Why ask your doctor about Botox cosmetic? This is my time. Everyone has their own reason. Curious, go to botoxcosmetic.com to find a doctor nearby, cause only a doctor can answer all your questions. What will your reason be? Ask your doctor about the one. The only. Botox cosmetic, isn’t it about time.
DSA Dermatology utilizes the high speed LightSheer duet which reduces treatment time up to 75%. The new LightSheer duet is virtually pain free and treats all skin types and colours. A female patient age 27 writes, “I had lot of facial hair. Everywhere I went I was told the laser wouldn’t work on me because my skin was too dark. Then I met Dr. McConnel – that new laser works great”.
The new LightSheer Duet shortens treatment time, just 15 minutes for full back, under 25 minutes for legs and only 4 minutes for underarms. The LightSheer Duest treatment areas include upper lip, legs, arms, back, bikini, chest ears, chin, neck, Brazilian, Manzillian and underarms. Here’s an example of underarm hair removal, chin hair removal and another chin hair removal. DJ a 35 year old male writes, “I am an avid cyclist. I kept getting those bumps from in grown hairs. I had tried laser hair removal before but it hurt and just didn’t work. Dr.McConnel convinced me to try the LightSheer Duet. No pain, no mess and no more shaving.”